This is an awesome panel from Virginia's recent conference on the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. It's really a must listen for those of us walking the path. I stress listen, because I think the proper way to consume it is not by sitting down and watching, but by doing something else like cleaning. Or something more productive--like playing Warcraft.
At any rate, I just wanted to say Ira Berlin was incredible. The whole panel was great--especially my old history professor Edna Medford---but listening to Berlin made me really sorry I hadn't read any of his books. There's too much out there to read. And it never ends.
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